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In Loving Memory

Melton, Velta S. “Tommie”

May 18, 1933 - February 9, 2024

Psalms 116:15 – “Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of His saints.”
Though we mourn we do so in joy with the knowledge it’s the Lord that carried home ‘Tommie’ Melton. Born 5/18/1933 Velta Swan Melton to Lowell and Emma Mabry of Greenbriar Arkansas. Tommie was a mother of three and the beloved life long wife of Richard Doyle “RD” Melton which preceded her into eternity in 2010.

Tommie was ever energetic up to her peaceful passing at the age of 90 surrounded by many of her family and loved ones at Mercy Hospital, at the breaking of the morning of, Feb 9th 2024. Her desire to be out among any activity, usually driven by her adoration of the act of shopping, was amazing to those who knew and loved her. More so was the truly legendary love she held dear for any sweet treat she could find or stealth away for her future enjoyment out of sight of any given caregiver she had at the time. Yet all this paled in comparison to her love for her family and for her Lord which she now and for eternity enjoys. Her welcome peaceful demeanor was always evident on your face when visitors arrived as she was constantly ready with a blunt and witty quip, most often in response to the affectionate chiding of her visitors.

After moving with her husband and family to and fro across the far corners of Missouri to settle in Imperial Missouri, Tommie attended Friendship Assembly of God for the better part of her life. As her burgeoning family grew and spread out she attended People’s Church with them and eventually passed while attending Sandy Baptist and was ready to be in her eternal home.

She leaves behind a loving family of two daughters, one son, four grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, many grafted in grand and great grandchildren and countless cousins, nieces and nephews.

Tommie lived a life of quiet peacefulness and with an attitude found in Romans 14:  “For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord’s.”

Services: Visitation at KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd. Monday, February 12, 5 p.m. until time of service at 7 p.m.  Interment Private.


1 thought on “Melton, Velta S. “Tommie””

  1. For the short time we knew her, it seems, she has been a real blessing to my wife and I. Sharing lunch and visits with her strenghened our fairh in depending on Jesus for a long life enjoying family and friends to the fullest with the time he gives us. Tommie will be sorely missed in our earthly circle. But praise God she is in the arms of her savior and the mansion built for her. Soon, we who believe will be with her in an unbroken circle.


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